Collaborative Law is a process where two parties and two attorneys come together to try to resolve a dispute peacefully.
The attorneys commit in advance that if the matter cannot be resolved amicably, they will not participate in later litigation. Collaborative lawyers often utilize the services of financial planners, clinicians, appraisers or other experts who are selected by agreement. In typical litigation, each party will hire their own experts.
In addition to mediation services, Attorney MacLeish offers collaborative law services. Again, he does not practice trial law, but maintains a list of trial lawyers that he can refer you to. (The decision on who to hire, is, of course, your own.)